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Windows 7: How can I see if a TextExpander monitored/remembers password fields?

12 Sep 2014   #1

Win7 Pro 64bit
How can I see if a TextExpander monitored/remembers password fields?

Hello I would like to install a text expander called PhraseExpress.

PhraseExpress text prediction feature watches out for repetitive text patterns and offers to auto-complete such phrases. But I am hesitating to install it to the potential risk that my passwords become exposed.

It is a well known program and would probably okay. But is there anyone who can reassure me, and are there any precautions I can take?

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12 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums,

I don't use this software myself but here is some info that may help you.

The software testimonials suggests that Kaspersky use it - Awards and Testimonials
If this is true i would expect it to be secure.

You can also take a look at the manual here - PhraseExpress v10 Documentation

It states:
Password input is not recorded if the password doesn't contain a space or punctuation mark.
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13 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

No idea about that particular program, but in general, a propertly configured firewall is an excelent security precaution against such leaks. In the event that the program actually collects private data, firewalls will block them from sending them anyware.

I know that it's an advanced topic and most likely 90% users will not know how to configure and use them, but worth noting at least.
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14 Sep 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I write my passwords down on a piece of paper, then hide that paper .... works for me, but maybe not for those who share the same computers
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 How can I see if a TextExpander monitored/remembers password fields?

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